Category Archives: Windows Server

Script: Exchange Server 2016 Deployment (EXDeploy.ps1)

Hello folks, We created an automation script to deploy Exchange Server 2016 in a consistent way, and the script was published on our ITPROCentral at GitHub. You can find more…

How to remove the several Organization Units that are protected against accidental deletion

In some situation an entire structure of Organization Units must be deleted, and by default new OUs are automatic defined to protect them against deletion which requires the administrator to…

Containers on Azure – Part 2

On the previous post (see here), I talked about the concept of Containers, Azure Container Service and Azure Service Fabric. Now that you know the concept and have an idea…

How to disable all accounts from an Organization Unit structure

In some cases, the administrator must disable all accounts from a specific Organization Unit. We can approach this task from either Active Directory Users and Computers or using PowerShell. Solution…

Converting a Windows Server 2016 evaluation to Standard

We will go through the steps required to convert a Windows Server 2016 Standard Evaluation to a Standard, the same process can be followed by Datacenter edition. Solution I had…

Configuring Tombstone Lifetime (TSL) period

By default a tombstone lifetime is 180  days (it used to be 60 days on Windows Server 2003 R2), however we can change for any number that we like or…

Techgenix Article: Manage on-premises servers using Azure Server Management Tool

Hello folks, Last week, I published an article explaining the process to configure SMT (Server Management Tool) which in Preview on Microsoft Azure. A second article is coming up and…

Installing Server Management tools

In this tutorial, we are going over the process to install the required software in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to support SMT (Server Management Tools)…

Adding a domain in Azure Active Directory

Adding and validating a domain in Microsoft Azure using the new portal based on Azure Resource Manager (ARM). The new portal has been out there for a while, but since…

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3

We are going over the process to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We created a new VM in our Hyper-V environment and we will install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux…